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Posted: 3/17/2006 7:33:17 AM EDT
My son has a few star wars games that he recently purchased and of course would like to play them on one of our computers. We have 3. For some reason he can't get them to work even on our newest pc.

Can some one walk me through with how to help him?

Patty
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:48:21 AM EDT
read the system requirements on the game box. Have you rean the install, and it just does not work? Do you have a recent edition of DiretcX? What kind of errors are you getting?
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 8:33:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By zoe17:
read the system requirements on the game box. Have you rean the install, and it just does not work? Do you have a recent edition of DiretcX? What kind of errors are you getting?



It seemed to load fine. We seemed to have met all the requirements but it locks up my computer before it begins to play.
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 12:44:19 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 7:23:15 PM EDT

Originally Posted By madman_kirk:
Maybe not enough memory. do you have a video card or are you using onboard video ? mmk



I just had my pc updated with more ram so I hope I have enough memory. I don't know really what the problem is. We have internal memory cards in each of our computers.

I tend to wonder if my security is fooling around with the Direct X
Link Posted: 3/17/2006 9:02:44 PM EDT
Patty. What type of video card do you have?
Link Posted: 3/18/2006 6:16:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 11:59:41 AM EDT by pattymcn]

Originally Posted By Gibby:
Patty. What type of video card do you have?



I have no idea. You'd have to tell me how to check.

*ETA* I guess my video card isn't good enough?

[SWKotOR]
ReportDateTime=3/18/2006 12:57:46 PM
SysInfoVersion=v1.00.60
GameExists=1
GameVersion=v2.00.424
GameInstallLocation=C:\Program Files\LucasArts\SWKotOR2\

[OS]
Name=WinXP
Version=Windows XP v5.1 build 2600 Service Pack 2
Service Pack=Service Pack 2
Status=Pass

[SwapFiles]
C:\pagefile.sys=512
C:\pagefile.sys=512

[CPU]
CPUCount=1
CPUSpeed=2392
CPUFamily=15
CPUModel=2
CPUStepping=9
CPUVendor=Intel
CPUName= Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.40GHz
Status=Pass

[Memory]
RAM=512
Status=Pass

[Disk Free Space]
C: (NTFS), UNICODE=21.48GB
Status=Pass

[CD-ROMs]
DriveLetters=D:\,E:\
Drives=HL-DT-ST CD-ROM GCR-8483B,TEAC DVD+RW DV-W58E

[Video]
Video Card Name=Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Video Memory=64
Desktop Resolution=1024x768x32 @ 75Hz
DirectX=DirectX 9.0c (4.09.00.0904)
OpenGL Version=1.3.0 - Build 4.14.10.4342
OpenGL Vendor=Intel
OpenGL Renderer=Intel 845G
Vid Card Status=Fail
Vid Card Driver Status=Pass
GL Status=Fail
DX Status=Pass

[Audio]
Sound Card Name=SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Status=Pass


;Game Options from swkotor2.ini

[Display Options]
FullScreen=1
Disable Movies=0
Disable Intro Movies=0
Sort Modules=1
Width=640
Height=480
BitsPerPixels=32
RefreshRate=60

[Sound Options]
Disable Sound=0

[Graphics Options]
EnableHardwareMouse=1
FullScreen=0

[Game Options]

[config]
firstrun=0

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 1:35:21 PM EDT
that means you have a onboard video card. using 64mb of your total system memory.

since you have 512 you have 448 usable.

you need to upgrade to a pci or agp video card.
Link Posted: 3/19/2006 5:05:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 4:00:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/20/2006 4:01:24 AM EDT by Galland]
Your firewall (if any) could also be a culprit. Turn it off and try to play the game. Quite a few of my games lock the system solid when they try to access the internet after a fresh install. Of course you should reactivate the firewall ASAP and set it to let the game access the net if this turns out to be the problem.

Galland

Link Posted: 3/20/2006 5:28:28 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Galland:
Your firewall (if any) could also be a culprit. Turn it off and try to play the game. Quite a few of my games lock the system solid when they try to access the internet after a fresh install. Of course you should reactivate the firewall ASAP and set it to let the game access the net if this turns out to be the problem.

Galland




How do I do this?
Link Posted: 3/20/2006 7:22:55 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pattymcn:

How do I do this?



I assume you are using Windows XP. Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel. If you haven't done so already, switch to Classic View. Now find the Windows Firewall icon. Click it and turn the firewall off. Try to play the game. If the game works, the game was trying to contact the internet for some reason and froze up when the firewall blocked it from contacting the outside world. If there is no change in game behavior then the firewall has nothing to do with your problem. Regardless of the results, turn the firewall back on ASAP.

Everyone is correct that your video hardware might not be up to the task of playing the game. But I don't see why it wouldn't at least run the in-game menu system. Most games have a 2-d menu and the game engine itself is what requires actual 3d horsepower.

Also, is it possible that you don't have DirectX installed or the latest video drivers for your card?
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